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WS1006 - Self in Professional Helping

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Mixed attendance mode is for external students only and requires on-campus attendance for the 3-day workshop.

This subject introduces students to the foundations of professional helping, with an emphasis on exploring the role of 'the self' in such work. Using a range of sources, students will explore the meaning of self and the social processes involved in its construction. The nature of professional helping is then examined, including an introduction to the philosophical origins, ethical and value orientations and knowledge base that underpin professional social welfare practice. Consideration is given to the different perspectives and theoretical frameworks which shape the understanding and practice of professional helping. The role of the self in helping practice is then explored, with an emphasis on the importance in this process of critical awareness and reflection.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the key features of professional helping and their role in the helping process;
  • assess different perspectives on the nature of self and relate these to both personal experience and professional practice;
  • apply their knowledge of the nature and role of critical reflection to develop a piece of critically reflective writing;
  • construct a response to a case study that reflects their knowledge of professional helping and the use of self.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (30%) - Individual.
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Subject
Combinations:
WS1002 WS1004 WS3516

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops - 12 weeks x 2 hours
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 07-Apr-2021 to 09-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops - 8hr x 3 days
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops - 12 weeks x 2 hours
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.